12 months
1055 USD/credit 34815 USD/year
1055 USD/credit 34815 USD/year
703 USD/credit 23199 USD/year
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Biological Sciences from Western Michigan University is a research-based Master’s degree.  It is distinct from our course-based Master of Arts  degree. 


At Biological Sciences from Western Michigan University through in-depth research experience with a faculty mentor, preparation of an independent thesis or publications and broad coursework, students gain experiences that prepare them for careers involving field and laboratory research in biological sciences.

    Graduates with Biological Sciences from Western Michigan University will:

  • have research experience with one of our dedicated faculty mentors
  • gain more experience developing hypotheses and thinking about experimental design
  • gain experience analyzing and interpreting data
  • improve their scientific writing skills and prepare their work for peer-review and/or thesis publication
  • improve their grantsmanship skills
  • get teaching experience with undergraduate students

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology 
  • Biological Sciences 
  • Prokaryotic Cell Biology 
  • Animal Physiology 
  • Plant Physiology 
  • Ecology Evolution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
  • Application fee
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Completed application with personal statement addressing why you want to enroll in the Master of Science program and the faculty mentor(s) with whom you intend to work
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or are attending, including diplomas, examination results, mark sheets and certificates
  • Writing statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34815 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1055 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34815 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1055 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23199 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 703 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Kalamazoo

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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